Black America Since MLK

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state

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Corporate support provided by Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation, in partnership with HooverMilstein and Emigrant Bank, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ford Foundation Just Films; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and PBS.

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Black Power

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Learn about the impact of Black Power on civil rights coalitions. Airs Nov. 15 and 22.



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Lowndes County and the Black Panther Symbol

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Stokely Carmichael and fellow activists combated voter suppression in Lowndes, AL in 1965.

MLK and Young Black Activists

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In the late 1960s, many young black activists saw Dr. King as out of touch. Watch Nov. 15.

The Black Panthers

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The Black Panthers put revolutionary rhetoric into action. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

1974 Boston and School Desegregation

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In 1970s Boston, schools were separate and deeply unequal. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

White Flight

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White flight illuminated profound challenges faced by Black America. Airs Nov. 15 & 22.

The Myth of the Welfare Queen

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Learn about the myth perpetuated by divisive rhetoric about welfare. Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.